African-American Art: Landscapes, Cityscapes, Dreamscapes

Jeanne Schinto | February 14th, 2013

Up Balls by William T. Williams (b. 1942) went to an institution for $120,000 (est. $75,000/100,000). The 1971 acrylic on canvas, at 84″ x 60″ one of the biggest pieces in the sale, had been deaccessioned by the ATT corporate art collection in New York City. It came to this sale from a private collection.

Butterfly, Feeling by Sam Gilliam (b. 1933) sold to a dealer for $72,000 (est. $25,000/35,000). It is the new record price for a work by Gilliam. The 1972 acrylic on canvas is 60″ x 60″ and employs the soak-stain technique pioneered by Helen Frankenthaler in the 1950’s.

The Hawk, Blah, Blah, Blah by Barkley L. Hendricks (b. 1945) sold to a collector for $132,000 (est. $75,000/100,000). The 50″ x 48″ oil and DayGlo on linen is signed and dated 1970.

Although 20th-century works are usually the mainstay of

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